Cast of Characters
Here’s a brief list of characters appearing in this blog, in no particular order:
Always game for a good road trip, Jessi has finally decided she is ready to undertake the mother of all road trips, an ocean voyage. With an unflinching courage under fire, an easygoing nature and an effervescent sense of humor she makes makes for an ideal sailing companion in both calms and storms. Furthermore, she’s a good writer, and quite easy on the eyes too.
Since surviving his first rowdy offshore voyage around the Farallon Islands with John and I, my brother Boz has selflessly contributed untold days and dollars during Cadence’s rebuild. His ‘boat-comes first’ no-ego attitude, physical aptitude and team-player mentality make him a joy to sail with. I can always count on Boz to help figure out a solution to a tricky problem or to catch my mistakes before they happen, and his ‘live the day’ philosophy and music collection insure against ever getting bored in his company. He is quickly becoming a master of ‘can-to-pan’ galley gourmet and with some luck he may be rejoining Cadence later this year in Hawaii, after he finishes a few classes in addition to his undergraduate degree in Sociology at UC Davis.
Like my brother, I can always count on John to have my back, no matter what. Intelligent, witty, and tres-handsome, he is the most eligible bachelor I know, and has been a great sailing companion for weeks on end. He presently works for the California Appellate Project in San Francisco on Death Row inmate appeals, but when (if) the death penalty in California is abolished this winter and he’s out of a job, expect to be seeing more of him on the water again.
Pete is one spontaneous dude and is up for just about anything. You can call him on the phone out of the blue, and at the drop of a hat he’ll travel across the state to join you on any ill-defined voyage, so long as it promises a smidgen of adventure. And when the going gets tough and the weather rough, you can count on Pete to wade fearlessly onto the foredeck to handle whatever needs doin’.
I met Eric the Red in Morro Bay when he was sailing North, and I South, and the rabble-rousing began. A fiery viking at heart, he is one of my great friends. Over the years he has marauded up and down both coasts of America and presently lives on his 35′ sailboat near Port Townsend, WA with his wife, Rachelle and their ridiculously large St. Bernard, “Dozer”.